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7 Tracks – 35 Finalists

Food Tech Challengers identifies and brings top global food and agriculture tech startups together on one stage to compete for an equity-free money prize, global media exposure as well as the attention of 100+ VC’s and CVC’s.

To enter, startups must be innovators in one of the seven tracks fostering the food tech innovation – Functional Food, Alternative Proteins, Food Waste, Personalisation, Digitalisation & AI, Agri Tech and Animal Tech.

Results

10 companies in each track will be shortlisted by a distinguished panel of industry experts from leading corporations, venture capitals, ecosystem builders and media partners. The FTC70 startups will be pitching virtually during the Food Tech Challengers semifinals event (September 7, 2021).

5 companies in each track will be shortlisted for the final round and will be invited to pitch live during the Food Tech Congress 2021, taking place on November 3-4, 2021, offering valuable media and PR attention, as well as vast networking opportunities.

One single company will be announced as the ultimate winner of Food Tech Challenger 2021 award. In addition, top companies for each track will be awarded with prizes.

7 Tracks – 35 Finalists

Food Tech Challengers identifies and brings top global food and agriculture tech startups together on one stage to compete for an equity-free money prize, global media exposure as well as the attention of 100+ VC’s and CVC’s.

To enter, startups must be innovators in one of the seven tracks fostering the food tech innovation – Functional Food, Alternative Proteins, Food Waste, Personalisation, Digitalisation & AI, Agri Tech and Animal Tech.

Results

10 companies in each track will be shortlisted by a distinguished panel of industry experts from leading corporations, venture capitals, ecosystem builders and media partners. The FTC70 startups will be pitching virtually during the Food Tech Challengers semifinals event (September 7, 2021).

5 companies in each track will be shortlisted for the final round and will be invited to pitch live during the Food Tech Congress 2021, taking place on November 3-4, 2021, offering valuable media and PR attention, as well as vast networking opportunities.

One single company will be announced as the ultimate winner of Food Tech Challenger 2021 award. In addition, top companies for each track will be awarded with prizes.

Timeline

Application deadline

July 1

1

Top 70 announced

July / August

2

Top 70 pitches

September 7 @ Food Tech Challengers semifinals event

3

Top 35 announced

September / October

4

Top 35 pitches

November 3-4 @ Food Tech Congress

5

Top 7 pitches & Winner announced

November 3-4 @ Food Tech Congress

6

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Application deadline -
July 1, 2021

Application to the FTC is entirely free and each of the 35 finalist Companies (5 per each track) will be granted 1 free ticket to Food Tech Congress 2021. May the odds be in your favor!

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Functional food

Alternative proteins

Food waste

Personalisation

Digitalisation & AI

Agri Tech

Animal Tech

Application deadline -
July 1, 2021

Application to the FTC is entirely free and each of the 35 finalist Companies (5 per each track) will be granted 1 free ticket to Food Tech Congress 2021. May the odds be in your favor!

Apply here

Jury

Gil Horsky

Gil Horsky

Director of Ventures SnackFutures @ Mondelēz International

Alexandre Bastos

Alexandre Bastos

Global Director Innovation @ Givaudan International

Chris Kobylecki

COO @ Innovation Nest

Andrew Bluestein

Andrew Bluestein

Managing Partner @ Bluestein Ventures

Alexander Danielsson

Alexander Danielsson

Investment Manager @ Norrsken VC

Louisa Burwood-Taylor

Louisa Burwood-Taylor

Head of Media & Research @ AgFunder

Austin Kozman

Austin Kozman

R&D Sr. Director – External Innovation @ Pepsico

Gaby Shemer

Gaby Shemer

Director of R&D Innovation @ The Builders

Ivan Farneti

Ivan Farneti

Founding Partner @ Five Seasons Ventures

Neal Gutterson

Neal Gutterson

Partner and Chief Technology Officer @ Radicle Growth

New jury members are announced every week

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